Look College honors outstanding seniors

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Recipients of the Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award with Craig Brown '75. From left to right, Tyler Terril, Landon Nash, Kate Stuckman, Brown, Ryan Haughey, Justin Montgomery and Shahrum Iqbal.


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored six students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during an Oct. 11 banquet at Miramont Country Club in Bryan.

Seniors Ryan Haughey, Shahrum Iqbal, Justin Montgomery, Landon Nash, Katherine Stuckman and Tyler Terrill received the annual award due to their academic achievement, character and leadership abilities.

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Ryan Haughey from Conroe, Texas, is a senior aerospace engineering major. Described as “one of those remarkable, well-rounded individuals who we are fortunate to have in the engineering program,” Haughey has successfully integrated a summer research project into a funded position resulting in an anticipated journal submission and a conference publication. He has held leadership positions in multiple student organizations and is the president of the Student Engineers’ Council. He has been a columnist covering local music events for The Battalion and participates in the music ministry of his church. He said he intends to pursue a graduate degree upon graduation.

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Shahrum Iqbal from Houston is a senior electrical engineering major. A native of Pakistan, Iqbal was a member of the Corps of Cadets and has held several leadership positions in the corps. Iqbal has received numerous academic, service and leadership honors and is a Maroon Coat for the Texas A&M Foundation, member of the Pakistan Student Association, was board director for the Memorial Student Center and group leader for the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Leadership Exchange to East Asia. After graduation, he said he hopes to pursue a career as Foreign Service officer in the United States military.

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Justin Montgomery from McKinney, Texas, is a senior mechanical engineering major. Having been described as an “eclectic engineering student,” Montgomery’s undergraduate research project combines his minor (philosophy) and engineering design. Enrolled in both the University Honors and Foundation Honors programs, Montgomery was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. He has held several leadership positions within the American Society of Mechanical Engineers student chapter and currently serves as vice president. Montgomery has completed two summer internships and a semester study abroad program at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Montgomery said he plans to attend graduate school. 

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Landon Nash from College Station is a senior biomedical engineering major. Nash’s interests in engineering design and research includes a summer internship in the Biomechanics Laboratory at Singapore Polytechnic and he is currently participating in a cooperative education program in San Francisco, Calif. Active with Engineering World Health, a nonprofit organization that finds innovative solutions to overcome technical challenges affecting health care in developing countries, Nash has created a low-cost, power-efficient X-ray film viewer for use in these countries. He is a founding member of the Biomedical Engineering Ambassadors and said he plans to attend graduate school.


Katherine Stuckman is a senior electrical engineering major from Cedar Park, Texas. Passionate about engineering outreach, Stuckman has been involved in engineering camps, K-12 STEM activities, design competitions and serves as an engineering ambassador and mentor to new students. An accomplished inventor, Stuckman filed two patents before the age of 10 and was recently awarded her third patent for a system that adapts the remote control of aerial vehicles to the navigator’s perspective. She is an officer in the Society of Women Engineers, member of the Wind Symphony and Orchestra, and dorm resident advisor. Stuckman said she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in information theory and coding.

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Tyler Terrill from McKinney, Texas, is a senior biomedical engineering major. He has served as president and vice president of communications for the Honors Student Council and is a member of the Texas A&M Pre-Medical Society and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He has volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club, Big Event and in the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital. After his freshman year, he began conducting research on molecular dynamics simulations of amyloid fibrils and received an Undergraduate Summer Research Grant in 2011. Terrill said he plans to attend medical school and incorporate research into his medical practice.

The Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed on a graduating senior in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. The award is based on outstanding scholastic achievement, leadership and character.

The award was first presented in 1947 as the Engineering Faculty Senior Award. In 1996, the award was renamed to recognize Craig C. Brown for his vision to expand and enhance the program through a permanent endowment. This year’s recipients
received a $5,000 educational grant and cast medallion. Their names will be added to the program’s recognition plaque.

Brown is a 1975 civil engineering graduate and past recipient of the award. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M and is the president, owner and chief operating officer of Bray International Inc. The recent naming of the Craig and Galen Brown Engineering Honors Program recognizes his outstanding support of students in our college through a long-term commitment to Texas A&M University.